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Finding an Australian university experience at home

Course: Bachelor of Computing Science (Honours) majoring in Cybersecurity and Networking

Institution: University ofTechnology Sydney
URL: University of Canberra
Location: Sri Lanka


Nuvin Chamathka Perera will soon begin his studies at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) from the comforts of his home country. 

After successfully completing a Diploma of Information Technology at UTS College Sri Lanka, he has qualified for direct entry to second year of Bachelor of Computing Science (Honours) majoring in Cybersecurity and Networking. 

His father, Mr Hemasiri Perera, played a key role Nuvin’s decision to study at UTS. 

Before settling on a study pathway, they considered several factors. It was important to Mr Perera that he could provide as much support as possible for his son while he transitioned to tertiary education. 

“The UTS College Diploma of IT allowed Nuvin to complete his first year of studies in Sri Lanka,” Mr Perera says.

It was a great opportunity for him to get used to the university lifestyle while still living with us in his home country. This proved to be a cost-effective option as well.

Nuvin was also attracted to UTS College Sri Lanka. 

“I knew it was a prominent college that offered a pathway to university in Australia,” he says, “and that they provide high quality education.” 

Nuvin always intended to continue his studies in Sydney, so the close ties to UTS were also an important factor. 

“They help students get used to the Australian system,” he said.

A world-class standard of education
Both father and son agreed on the benefits of an Australian education. 

“I want to pursue a world-class standard of education that will allow me to work anywhere in the world, and to enjoy an international university experience,” Nuvin says, adding that he is keen to explore Australia as soon as he can. 

“It’s a beautiful country, and it’s known for having one of the best higher education systems in the world,” he says.

According to Nuvin’s Dad, UTS was a good fit for Nuvin’s professional aspirations. 

“UTS is a high-quality university that provides an all-encompassing view of IT. This is necessary for a rapidly changing industry and could open many doors for future opportunities,” Mr Perera says.

In addition to the engaging course content and high level of support, Nuvin has been impressed with the facilities at UTS Sri Lanka. 

“The number one thing I liked was the high standard of the facilities – not just for study, but also for relaxation,” he says.

Given Nuvin’s success, Mr Perera says he’d recommend offshore study any prospective students or their parents who are looking into studying with an Australian institution. 

“It offers many benefits and opportunities, and it’s an affordable option for a great international education,” he says. 

“I also advise parents to carry out their research well in advance and get to know the options that are available. It’s important to consider all aspects, such as your child’s needs, the total cost, and future opportunities.”



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